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White Sand, Volume 3

(White Sand #3)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  327 ratings  ·  48 reviews
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published September 18th 2019 by Dynamite Entertainment
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Sep 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019, edelweiss
Brandon Sanderson's first novel, never before published, rewritten as a graphic novel. Our main character is Kenton, a sand mage of little power but great control. He's recently taken over the leadership of the Sand Masters guild and is struggling to win the approval of the other guilds before they can vote to disband the guild. Sanderson still provides us with a highly detailed, fully realized world, it's just that it is mostly presented to you visually instead of in words. The art is quite goo ...more
Sep 10, 2019 rated it liked it
This was the better on of the three. Even if not that good, there was more action, some characters finally grow a personality and the story evolve a bit more. Unfortunately the art was not able to pass the action scene at a high enough level and some parts of the story just seem very repetitive. I thoughts it was suppose to be a third volume series but the ending seem to have place for a continuity, which if it happens, I won't continue with, I've seen what I want to see with this series...
Emily Scott
Aug 14, 2019 marked it as to-read
Not hyped about the art style change
Marta Cox
Sep 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, my-reviews
I've heard so much about this author and when given the opportunity to read this graphic novel I jumped at the chance to sample some of his work. I'm honestly disappointed as I just didn't really connect with any of the characters although I will admit its not the first instalment in this series so it's possible that affected my judgment. To be blunt I'd expected a lot more action. I do realise the plot of this book revolves around Kenton learning how to master his powers over sand but it's bogg ...more
John Ross
Jan 11, 2019 marked it as to-read
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Brandon St Mark
I actually did finish this yesterday on my lunch break, but never had time to update my status. This was another good volume in the White Sand series (hoping there will be more books, since the original prose version was supposed to be the first in a trilogy), however I have to say I am a bit disappointed, especially considering this is a Brandon Sanderson "book" (to be fair, I understand this is a comic and thus a lot has to be cut for the transition from prose to visual novel, but still). I fe ...more
Orhan Capas
Oct 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was not as exciting as other Sanderson works. Still it is a good way to introduce this new Cosmere world
Sep 06, 2019 rated it it was ok
I don’t know if this was badly adapted or if Sanderson’s work doesn’t translate well to this format but this series has been disappointing. It’s not terrible but it’s not half as good as I was expecting it to be.

Sanderson’s books are packed with imagination, style and character – White Sands feels lacklustre in comparison. As the final volume in the series it tied everything up and parts of it were entertaining, but overall it wasn’t particularly engaging and the pacing was off. It’s
Clare Carter
Oct 05, 2019 rated it it was ok
Listeennnnnnn....Brandon Sanderson is one of my favorite authors of all time, but reading this just told me I really gotta go back to reading his books because this was just...NOT IT YA’LL. I truly think that Sanderson’s work is just too big for something like a graphic novel, even if it is 3 volumes. I felt constantly lost during this third one, and the pacing was super off. I was constantly going “uh who? Uh what? Uh HOW?” the entire time.

Also, the freaking characters were like white sand lik
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was ok
Way too dialgoue heavy
Oct 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019, fantasy, comics
A satisfying conclusion to the saga of the Sand Masters. I particularly loved the insight into the early, evolving character of Khrissalla, who is involved at least peripherally with all the other cosmere stories. Things happen a little conveniently for Kenton, making this specific story one of the less strong in the cosmere, but the complete trilogy is a worthwhile addition to the larger storyline. I'd actually like to see a follow up from some years later on Taldain, with the results of the la ...more
Charly Troff (ReaderTurnedWriter)
This is definitely the best if the three. This graphic novel series isn't bad, but it was hard to read, seeing how much potential the plot and world. I'm definitely going to be checking out the rough draft of the actual novel.

Most people seem to think that Brandon Sanderson's works don't work well as a graphic novel format. I don't read a lot of graphic novels, but it seems to me that the problems came because he adapted it from an already existing novel and that he wrote it (without any experi
Oct 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
White Sand Volume 3 is the third and final instalment in the White Sand trilogy. I flipped back and forth between rating Volume 3 four or five stars. After writing this review, I settled on four star.

The reason I rated Volume 3 four stars instead of five is that the story is tied up too quickly and conveniently. Though it leaves the door open for future stories, the political obstacles Kenton had to overcome were set up too high to be brought down that quickly believably.

However, I
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was ok
This whole series just feels a bit off. I basically only read it, because it is technically cosmere. I think there is huge potential, but it just doesn't come out. Maybe it is lost in translation from Branderson to Graphic Novel? Also I didn't really like the style of the new artist. Probably should reread the whole thing once upon a time, because I didn't follow a lot of the political intrigues going on, because I forgot most of what happened in the first two volumes. Also it is amazing how man ...more
Joy Allen
Oct 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good continuation of the graphic novel. Not my favorite medium but I really like the story. And the minor changes from the draft form are very well done. Glad to finally have the whole story done!
Sep 14, 2019 rated it liked it
ARC provided by publisher via Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review.

Sep 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 I guess.
Could have been so much better as a regular novel, or even if the action sequences had been better fleshed out like in manga. Also felt considerably lacking in character development of minor characters, something which Sanderson usually excels at. I guess that's because this doesn't really translate well into the Graphic Novel format. Or it does, and I'm just setting my standards too high for anything Sanderson. Really want a sequel tho.
Tristram Johnson
Great Ending Bradonesque

It's taken some getting used to, a graphic novel for a Brandon story. This has been my favourite part by far! The art style is better and every story line gets its payoff. Fantastic surprises and build up to a great series of climaxes its true Brandon Avalanche fashion. Can't wait for these stories to overlap with the rest of the Cosmere now we know so much more.

Great job Brandon and of course the whole White Sand Team.

Liz (Quirky Cat)
Sep 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of White Sand Vol. 3 through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

White Sand Vol. 3 is the third novel following the Sand Masters series written by Brandon Sanderson. The series has been a dramatic one so far, following Kenton on his progressing quest to bring the Sand Masters back to their full power. And of course, he’s going to try and do the right thing along the way. Which is turning out to be easier said than done.
Kenton had to grow up being looked
Oct 15, 2019 rated it liked it
The first two volumes might’ve been a slow burn, but this apparently final novel in the saga ends with all the flair and epic flavor of early-era Brandon Sanderson. Everything gets wrapped up with quite a few twists and turns, lots of revelations, betrayals, and some epic fights. much has to do with the magic system, and revelations in regards to that. But the end does leave us a few mysteries and enticing hints about future material to come. I know that this world ties into the rest of the Cosm ...more
Sep 21, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
As good as it will get.

So, first I want to get something out of the way. The price point on this book was a little ridiculous in my mind. Similar comics and graphic novels are $9.99. This one kicked up the price a bit to where I feel a little cheated. Anyway, I will say that I enjoyed this book the best out of the three. I came to appreciate the art style in the first two volumes. However, I came to like the art change in this volume too. The story was okay. I think I enjoyed the character
Jaime K
Oct 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My thoughts and review as I read:

- Ais offers some very good moral questions as Kenton, the Lord Mastrell, offers for Darksiders to join the Diem.
Duchess Khriss is very eager to learn, though she knows she can't manipulate sand. Still, she wants to learn how.

She grows on me more and more in this.

- We see Kenton struggle with being reasonable and fair, to not give into the power given to him as a leader. He tries to not threaten or hurt others to get what
Diogo Muller
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, hardcover
After the not so great volume two, I can say I wasn't that hyped for this. However, I'm glad to say that, while White Sand is still not one of the strongest Cosmere works, this volume elevates it to... pretty good.

The "final" volume in what is the first White Sand story, this is equivalent of the last third of a normal Brandon book. It is, as it's common with many Sanderson's stories, quite rushed near the end, which makes the pacing a bit weird overall, but still, most things get so
Collin Henderson
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was ok
Honestly very disappointing. The series as a whole lacked stakes- maintaining the sand masters didn't feel super significant or important. It had good elements, but I would be lying if I said this series didn't feel aimless. And like something like elantris, this felt far too bogged down in the politics of the world rather than fhe world building organically tying itself into the plot. And a whole bunch of stuff isn't resolved either. We never see the darkside of the world. There are still warri ...more
Oct 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Been waiting years for this one to finish up the story. I really like Kenton as a character. Sand mastery is such a fun form of magic. The art in this volume was great. Story was good. I need to read all 3 of these together now because they have been so far apart since the first one came out in 2016. There is some good world building here. It would be fun to revisit dayside and the Sand Masters again if that is in the cards for the Cosmere. If you are a Cosmere junkie then give this series a rea ...more
Oct 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
I’m a bit disappointed if this is the final volume, yes many of Sanderson’s stand-alone works leave space for a sequel (both Elantris and Warbreaker retain mysteries that could be followed up on), but this one is particular feels unresolved. It also feels rushed - both the art and the story. Snap your fingers for a barely hinted at resolution to a conflict. And given how Kenton demonstrated in Vol. 1 his skill with using a single sand ribbon to complete a task designed for people with many, it w ...more
Oct 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
A fairly decent conclusion. A bit underwhelming as a whole if considered next to any of Sanderson's book 1s, but still quite intriguing. This arc was easily the best, and it helps that it had good and cohesive art again. As much as I enjoyed Gopez's art, he wasn't as sequentially strong as Casas. Without spoilers, this finale left the possibilities for a strong sequel high. Worth reading for Sanderson fans, but expect lots of adaptation pains.
Oct 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
I've had a lot of fun with this series so far. I was on one hand excited that it was actually ending and not continuing into infinity, on the other hand pretty bummed that it would be over so quickly. I'm pretty sure this world has room for like another 10 books and I wouldn't complain.

So... I felt the ending was rushed. I did not understand what happened in the major battle, and even some other things seemed a bit too convenient.

It's still worth the read though!
Andrew Ellis
Oct 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
White Sand is the “beach reading” section of Sanderson’s Cosmere. This third graphic novel wraps up the major story arcs of the first two graphic novels — and if the main character is a bit of a Mary Sue, that isn’t entirely out of the norm for Sanderson.

If you’re not a Sanderson fan, White Sand may not be your entry point, unless you love the graphic novel format.
Gary Weinman
Oct 21, 2019 rated it liked it
While I enjoyed this final volume and I am a huge fan of Sanderson I felt that the story was a little rushed. There were parts that I wish were longer and other parts that I wasn't sure even needed to be in the book. I kind of wonder if at some point Sanderson will just write the White Sand novel and it will make more sense.
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Brandon’s major books for the second half of 2016 are The Dark Talent, the final volume in Alcatraz Smedry’s autobiographical account of his battle against the Evil Librarians who secretly rule our world, and Arcanum Unbounded, the collection of short fiction in the Cosmere universe that includes the Mistborn series and the Stormlight
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